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RDSweb Computer Training...

 

We offer small class size for more personal instruction and there are quizzes throughout to monitor your training.  At the conclusion of most classes there will be an exam.  70% correct will give you a passing grade and a certificate of completion.

 

Available courses include:

Computer Basics

In A Day Series (Microsoft Office)

QuickBooks Pro (Bookkeeping)

Internet & Email

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Photo Editing & Repair

Digital Photography

Document_Design

Computer Health & Maintenance 

Christmas Letter Creation  

Training manuals, disks, handouts and other materials are available as required.

Computer Basics Course   (top)

Prerequisite - None

If you’re new to computers this course is for you. Learn the basics of Windows through a hands-on exploration of its features and capabilities. Learn how to use a mouse & keyboard, explore the Windows environment; use a typical window, menus, toolbars, borders, buttons and dialog boxes. It will also include working with the many applets available in Windows. You will learn keyboard shortcuts and basic file management. You will become familiar with common computer jargon.

The recommended time for completion is 12 hours.

Lesson Manual  & handouts included 


 

In a Day Series     (top)

Word in a Day Level 1

 

Improve your skills using the Microsoft Word program. Experience the magic of word processing and enhance your skills in basic techniques such as copying and moving text, aligning and indenting paragraphs, set line spacing, work with tabs, change margins, use the spelling and grammar checker and print.

  

Word in a Day Level 2

Go to the next steps with MS Word. Improve your skills and learn to use styles to provide consistent formatting in your documents, use tables, apply backgrounds and insert, modify and edit items such as pictures, SmartArt and shapes. Previous working knowledge of MS Word is required. 

Word in a Day Level 3

This course is intended for participants who are familiar with Microsoft Word: Level I and II are suggested pre-requisites. Learn to merge letters, envelopes and labels using new or existing documents and data sources. Gain control over long documents by generating Table of Contents and Indexes, add References, insert Comments, Footnotes and Endnotes. Customize default Word options including AutoCorrect and Quick Parts. Record and edit Macros to automate repetitive actions. Work with Text Boxes to offset information or draw attention to a particular message. 

Excel in a Day Level 1

Discover the power of Microsoft Excel  as you create, edit, save, and print worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to properly enter data using values, labels and formulas; and uncover the importance of relative and absolute cell references. Save time and improve efficiency by using AutoComplete, AutoFill, and AutoSum. Increase the legibility of your worksheets using text and number formatting features and add headers and footers for consistency. Finally, learn to create a simple chart. This course is intended for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh and upgrade their existing Excel skills.

Excel in a Day Level 2

Go the next steps with MS Excel. Work with various functions to perform specific types of calculations, customize charts, work with pictures, and customize formatting for types of data. Previous working knowledge of MS Excel is required.  

Excel in a Day Level 3

Leverage the advanced capabilities of Excel. In this class you will learn to create and customize formulas and build stand-alone applications in a workbook, including VBA coding and controls. Perform database, financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables. Previous working knowledge of MS Excel is required. 

PowerPoint in a Day

Wow your audience with a sleek and  engaging presentation using templates and themes. Insert new slides, change the layout of existing slides, and create text boxes with the click of a command. Bring your presentation to life with pictures, clip art, SmartArt graphics, movies, animation, and transitions. To finish off your presentation, create note pages for yourself or your audience as a reference.

 


Quickbooks Pro    (top)

The most popular bookkeeping software. The goal of the program is to help equip you with the tools you need to master the art of small business financial management. QuickBooks helps you keep track of bills and payments, balance your budget, plan for tax season and much more. This course is designed to give you everything that you need to set up your accounting systems within your business. Learn to easily do payroll and all the required government reporting.

 

The recommended time for completion is 18 hours.

Lesson Manual & Handouts included


 

Internet & Email Basics  (top)

Prerequisite - None 

This course covers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the internet. The internet is all about information. This class is dedicated to helping you learn to use and share that information in a coherent manner. In this course we start with a simple description of what the Web is and how it works We'll cover the following topics: How To Use A Web Browser; Staying Safe; Internet Addresses; Glossary of Terms; Navigation; Search Engines; Using Outlook; Email Etiquette.

Cost $85.00 Includes manual & handouts.

 


Microsoft Word  Basics   (top)

Prerequisite–Basic Computing Skills

Learn how to save and open documents, edit text, delete and rearrange text, cut copy and paste text, proof documents using the language tools; learn how to improve the presentation of your text, such as formatting text with different fonts and font styles; formatting using indents, bullets, numbers, justification and other aspects. Learn how to use templates and wizards, headers and footers, page numbers; import and manipulate graphics, such as clipart and photos. Create, edit, and format tables, outlines and columns. During the course you will create several professional looking documents.

The recommended time for completion is 18 hours.

Lesson Manual & Handouts included

**Word Intermediate is also available

 


Microsoft Excel  Basics   (top)

Prerequisite–Basic Computing Skills

This course will introduce you to the basic commands, formulas, functions and capabilities of Excel. You will learn how to use the new ribbon navigation. Students will learn basic spreadsheet  techniques with Microsoft Excel including the creation of simple worksheets, formatting and printing worksheets, create and use charts; enter, edit, and format information on the worksheet; enhance worksheets with fonts and borders; design and build sample worksheets; freeze areas on large worksheets; apply built-in and custom formats; change cell size and alignment; sorting and filing; keyboard shortcuts;  and to exit and save your work session.

 

The recommended time for completion is 18 hours.

Lesson Manual & Handouts included

**Excel Intermediate is also available

 


Microsoft PowerPoint   Basics   (top)

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of slide presentation including concepts and terminology, working with text boxes, tables, graphics and animation,  You

will use a variety of commands, functions, and will complete a slide show presentation during the class.

 

The recommended time for completion is 18 hours.

Lesson Manual & Handouts included

 


 

Photo Editing & Restoration   (top)

Prerequisite–Basic Computing Skills 

In a traditional darkroom, you control images with choices of films, chemicals, and papers. In the digital world, you do that with a computer system and a photo editing program. This hands-on course will give step-by-step training on how to edit, retouch and restore photos. Learn to adjust contrast and color balance, how to enhance photographs and correct imperfections in both scanned and digital images. 

**Photos will be provided to work on

Lesson Manual & Handouts additional $35.00

 


Digital Photography     (top)

Prerequisite - None

This is a hands on course where you will learn to use your digital camera. Instruction will be given on settings, use of light, composition, etc. We will discuss close up (macro) photography, landscape and portraits. We will go out and take pictures using our digital cameras. You will learn to download the photos to the computer and burn them to a disk, and will then edit the pictures using such techniques as red eye removal, removing background distractions, creating black and white photos, etc. You will also learn how to organize your photos on your computer and how to make unique gifts with your photos.

**Please wear weather appropriate clothing as we will be going outside to shoot

***Please bring your camera, cord, camera instructions & extra batteries

 

Cost $145.00 includes handouts

 


Document Design    (top)

Prerequisite - Microsoft Word

By the end of this course you will have designed business cards (or personal cards), a brochure, recipe cards, address labels, gift tags, a poster, a calendar and as an added bonus you will create a photo frame booklet suitable for gift giving. Have fun while using a variety of desktop publishing software. Learn to print on different paper types & sizes.

 

The recommended time for completion is 12 hours.

Lesson Material & Handouts additional $25.00

 


Computer Maintenance    (top)

Do you wonder why your computer is running slower than before? Does your hard drive light flash even when you are not working on your computer? Do you think you could be infected with a virus?

 

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware, as well as basic PC configuration, preventive maintenance, and diagnostics. You will learn how to clean out the dust bunnies, remove unwanted files and startup items, clean and defrag your system and perform tasks such as changing your CD drive or adding RAM. We also cover  how to deal with spam, viruses, and hackers. Learn to use your system tools like defrag, check for errors and other general maintenance,  Many of the solutions presented are free software based solutions. This course is for any computer user and a must for anyone with a full-time, high speed cable or DSL connection to the Internet.

Cost $85.00 includes program disk & handouts

 


Christmas Letter Creation   (top)

 

Jazz up your Christmas letters! Make that annual Christmas letter exciting using graphics, photographs, borders and more. Learn how you can personalize all of your letters and yet only have to type your letter once using mail merge. Learn how to make fancy Christmas labels for your packages and mailing labels.

 

Cost $45.00 includes materials

 

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